Unique Formula Identifier
Generating a Unique Formula Identifier (UFI) and ensuring it is visible on the product is an industry obligation. In order to create a UFI in the UFI Generator, you can use your company’s VAT number (though it is possible without) and the mixture specific formulation number. Entering this information into the UFI Generator, will generate your unique UFI code. The UFI Generator tool is a web-based application that allows singular or bulk generation of UFIs in addition to a validate UFI functionality as well.
Key support for the UFI Generator
- User guide for the UFI Generator [PDF] [EN]
Implementing the UFI Generator algorithm
For efficiency purposes, in particular if you are managing a large number of formulations, you may want to integrate the UFI Generator's algorithm into your company’s internal IT system. This allows a more automated approach to the bulk creation of UFIs. To generate UFIs, you still need a mixture specific formulation number in addition to your company’s VAT number. If you do not wish to use the company VAT number, you can use a ‘company key’ which you can generate from the UFI Generator tool. The UFI Developers Manual will guide you through this process.
- UFI Developers Manual [PDF] [EN]
UFI Generator additional support
- What is a UFI? [PDF] [EN]
- Creating and using your UFI [PDF] [EN]
- Managing your UFI [PDF] [EN]
- In brief: The UFI and what it means for your labels
- How to apply the UFI code in labelling [PDF] [EN]